Electronics Weekly. 2/28/2018, Issue 2722, p11-11. 2/3p. 1 Color Photograph.
RAPID prototyping, FIELD programmable gate arrays -- Evaluation, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on the ZU11EG, ZU17EG and ZU19EG modules as part of the Zynq UltraScale+ field-programmable gate array (FPGA) prototyping boards from Germany-based firm Pro Design Electronic GmbH.
Electric Paint from London-based company Bare Conductive is available from RS Components. Electric Paint is an electrically conductive liquid wire, which can be used as a cold-soldering medium or conductive [...]
Farnell element14 is selling an Arduino Uno Click Shield and boards for Atmel's Xplained prototyping platform for the ARM Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D36 microprocessor. The Click Shield fits on the ATSAMA5D3-XPLD [...]
The article discusses the methods to simplify the design and prototyping for large gate-count application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Topics discussed include prototyping by using a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) integrated circuit, challenges regarding the determination of the number and specifications of FPGAs and system memory based challenges. Topics including necessity for the prototype to meet timing requirements and addition of automation to the design are also discussed.
Electronics Weekly. 10/2/2019, Issue 2756, p12-12. 1/3p. 1 Color Photograph.
SHIPPING containers, BROADBAND antennas, SIM cards, and AIR pressure
Thingy:91 is a cellular and GNSS IoT prototyping platform with world-wide coverage across 700MHz to 2,200MHz, created by Nordic Semiconductor and Fractus Antennas. The broadband antenna is Fractus' Trio mXtend chip antenna with three ports, allowing the connection of three independent radios - cellular, GNSS and Bluetooth for example. [Extracted from the article]
Electronics Weekly. 5/15/2019, Issue 2748, p20-21. 2p. 3 Color Photographs.
COMPUTER programming, COMPUTER software, COMPUTERS, SINGLE-board computers, and PRINTED circuits
The article discusses the expanding role of prototyping platforms and development boards in professional design. Topics discussed include the Arduino and BeagleBone platforms; the single-board computer (SBC) Raspberry Pi as a tool for students to learn programming; and how SBCs are being used as development platforms in prototyping and professional design.
Raspberry Pi prototyping kit at Adafruit An add-on prototyping kit for Raspberry Pi is available from US-based DIY electronics website Adafruit. Designed to snap-on to the Pi PCB, the prototyping [...]
Electronics Weekly. Sept 16, 2015, Issue 2639, p19, 1 p.
Sensors and Bluetooth technology
Panasonic Automotive Industrial Systems is selling an evaluation kit for its Grid-Eye infrared array sensor, which incorporates a Bluetooth Smart module and a microcontroller. The kit is intended for prototyping [...]
Electronics Weekly. Sept 9, 2015, Issue 2638, p18, 1 p.
Linux (Operating system) and Computer industry
US company Habey has created a modular embedded Linux board which it hopes will be used across the entire product development cycle from evaluation, development and prototyping to finished product. [...]
Electronics Weekly. June 18, 2014, Issue 2592, p18, 1 p.
Synopsys has announced intellectual property (IP) prototyping kits, virtual development kits and customised subsystems to accelerate prototyping, software development and the integration of IP into SoCs. Under the brand 'IP [...]
Electronics Weekly. March 19, 2014, Issue 2581, p19, 1 p.
Atmel's SAMA5D3 prototyping board has Arduino headers. Farnell element14 is offering Atmel's SAMA5D3 Xplained prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor-based design. The board, which is based on Atmel's SAMA5D3 ARM [...]
Electronics Weekly. July 9, 2014, Issue 2594, p7, 1 p.
Raspberry Pi is being reinvented as a prototyping board for commercial embedded designs which will eventually be shipped in volume as products. The recently introduced Raspberry Pi Compute Module is [...]
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, ELECTRONICS engineers, BIOPRINTING, and STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
The article discusses the advantages of using three-dimensional (3D) printing in prototyping designs and building samples. Topics covered include how electronics engineers can benefit in 3D printing, the different categories of layer-by-layer techniques used in 3D printing and additive manufacture, and information relating to the cost of objects created using 3D printing. It also discusses other applications of 3D printing.
Plastic electronics developer Plastic Logic has opened a multi-million dollar prototyping line at its Cambridge site. The firm will use it to demonstrate product concepts and work with licensees on [...]
A prototyping and development platform for reconfigurable computing on FPGAs has been released by Celoxica. The RC250 board comes with design software, intellectual property and APIs for connecting to higher [...]
The article presents information on the techniques of using simulation and connect-and-go applications boards for providing rapid RF prototyping with minimum risk. It is stated that clients want fast delivery of prototype products, and at low cost and low risk. The use of connect-and-go application boards allows a high degree of functionality to be realized in a short time. By complementing this approach with simulation, lower risk higher performance systems can be developed.